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Information for foreigners

The web page of the Bureau of Border and Foreign Police (BBFP) of the Presidium of the Police Force was created in order to provide the most detailed information to foreigners coming to Slovakia relating to the residency agenda. Only the relevant administrative body may provide information on particular administrative proceedings, i.e. the relevant Foreign Police Department of the Police Force.




Scope of activity Directorate of BBFP - district region


Headquarters - BBFP*


Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra*


Banská Bystrica, Žilina*


Prešov, Košice


*Available 7:30-15:30


Bureau of Border and Foreign Police of the Presidium of the Police Force actively cooperates with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which provides free consulting and services for foreigners. For more information directly see these pages:

Free consulting and services for foreigners

The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) provides free legal and social counselling, job counselling to third-country nationals including job-search assistance, retraining and education in the Slovak language and it supports the community life of foreigners living in Slovakia.
More information:

Free counseling and services for foreingers

Check if you need a visa to enter the Slovak Republic.

The web application Visa Check will help you to find out if you need a visa to enter the Slovak Republic and what type of residence permit you need to study, work or conduct business in Slovakia.

 Make sure you need a vis to the Slovak republic

Free help to foreigners upon return to their country of origin.

The program of assisted voluntary return helps in return and reintegration of foreigners who do not have a residence permit in the Slovak Republic who wish to return to their country of origin. For more information on the program go directly to the page IOM International Organization for Migration.

 Assisted voluntary returns


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